It’s time for another weekly update! Keep reading to find out the books I read this past week as well as what I plan on reading next! I also mention both films and television series that I have been watching. But first, let’s start with a quick life update!
Quite a few fun and interesting things were happening this week! On Tuesday & Wednesday, I was away in Niagara Falls, Ontario for two days for an HR Conference. I technically don’t work in the HR department, but I work in Communications which is associated with HR which led to me being invited to this conference! It was a fantastic experience where a learned a lot of new things while also eating a lot of food, meeting people from across Canada who I’ve only ever talked to via email and of course, I had a beautiful hotel room all to myself! We also had a fun Great Gatsby themed evening! Overall, it was a fantastic two days!
I also volunteered at the Inside Out film festival in Toronto which celebrates LGBTQ+ films and film makers from across the world! Unfortunately, I did not have any time to get out and see any films, but it was still a great experience nonetheless. I got to meet new people that I’m sure I will stay in touch with! I’m now super hyped about volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival again this upcoming September!
I also managed to get tickets for my mom, dad, sister and I to go to the Toronto Blue Jays vs. the New York Yankees yesterday as a late gift for my mom’s birthday! We were way up in the nosebleeds and the roof was closed because of the rain, but the great thing is that WE WON!, so that was fantastic!
As you can see, I’ve had quite the week this week in terms of personal life stuff, so of course, my reading/movie watching/tv show watching took a bit of a nosedive this week.
Recently Finished: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
I recently featured Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel on my list of books that I purchased based on their covers that I hadn’t read yet. Well, I’m proud to say I that I have finally crossed off one of the books off of that list! Sleeping Giants was super fast paced and such a fun and unique read! I can’t wait to read the sequel!
Currently reading: The Party by Robyn Harding & Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
I’m just a little over halfway done with The Party by Robyn Harding and I’m really enjoying it so far. I absolutely love thrillers and I’m already asking so many questions while reading this one! I can’t wait to find out all of the answers! I’m also a little over halfway through Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson which is another book that I’ve owned for a while, but just haven’t picked up yet! So far so good…and I think I feel a twist coming soon!
Upcoming reads: Saints & Misfits by S.K. Ali & Maybe In Paris by Rebecca Christiansen
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali is one of my most anticipated reads for this year and I’m so excited that I was able to get an ARC of it! I hope to start reading this one soon! I was also able to get an ARC of Maybe In Paris by Rebecca Christiansen which I’m also really excited for!
Recently watched: N/A
As mentioned, my movie watching game has taken a hit lately. I just haven’t had much spare time to do anything, therefor I have watched nothing…and I am disappointed in myself.
I really have no idea what I should be watching next. I still haven’t seen Logan and I would really like to watch that one soon! Other than that I have no idea. What are some of your favourite movies that are up on Netflix (in Canada specifically)? I need ALL the suggestions, please and thank you!
Currently finished binging: Degrassi: Next Class Season 3
What kind of Canadian would I be if I didn’t binge watch the latest season of Degrassi once it popped up on Netflix? Not a true Canadian, that’s for sure. I mean, the acting and production value isn’t the greatest, but Degrassi definitely deals with controversial topics that not a lot of other shows really dealt with until recently. Degrassi has been doing it for a LONG time now. Plus, I always have to show support to Canadian film & television!
Currently watching/binging: Kingdom Season 3
TECHNICALLY, I haven’t started watching the new season of Kingdom just yet, but only one episode has been released and I plan on watching that ASAP! So I thought I’d throw it in here 😉
Currently listening to: BTS
I decided to add a music section to this week’s post literally just so I could talk about my newest obsession, BTS. I have literally never listened to K-POP ever in my life before this past week. I recently saw that a K-POP band called BTS won an award at the Billboard Music Awards which apparently has never happened before, so I decided to give them a listen and now I can’t stop. Seriously, give them a chance…they’re amazing!!
There you have it! My weekly update for this past week!
Thank you for reading!